Broken deps in rawhide (coreutils)

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Wed Oct 22 09:34:10 UTC 2014

On Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:51:36 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On 10/21/2014 08:41 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > I'm not sure why koji buildroots aren't busted however, unless it's
> > somehow the hosts yum (in the case of koji, f20 and copr el6) is doing
> > things differently?
> Well, koji buildroots also seem to be affected
> E.g. 
> Actually, I don't understand why they don't abort ;)

There's something else I don't understand:

fontconfig requires "font(:lang=en)" and this pulls in an arbitrary
font package, "lyx-fonts" (A collection of Math symbol fonts for lyx).

As why this is done, the %changelog points at early 2014:
  Add Requires: font(:lang=en) (#1025331, #845712)

Let's see:

  Bug 1025331 - Firefox segfaults on headless systems 

Huh? Installing any font (whether used or not) may fix that indeed if it
crashes because of missing fonts, but it still sounds like an ugly hack.
Why not install a basic/useful font?
And the other ticket?

  Bug 845712 - missing base fonts if no DE is installed

Well, it has been reopened in April, because it is a display problem
and is still reproducible. Obviously, "Math symbol fonts" are not really
helpful in that case.

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